• Invite to US Chamber Small Business Summit Oct 2 & 3

    A critical part of the mission of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is to honor small business owners, share your challenges and successes, and provide tools to help you thrive.

    I’m pleased to invite you to the fourteenth annual national Small Business Summit in DC, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Summit will gather small business owners, Chamber leaders and top experts from across the country for interactive conversation, robust networking and key takeaways to drive business growth.

    Across workshops, presentations and discussions you’ll learn about:

    • Recruiting and Retaining Talent: Scale your business by hiring employees who fit your company's culture
    • Cybersecurity: Understand the top threats facing small businesses and learn easy steps to protect your organization
    • Defining and Building Your Brand: Communicate your brand message to customers and grow your audience through digital marketing, automation, and storytelling
    • Accessing Capital: Explore both traditional and nontraditional sources of capital and learn how to position your business to appeal to lenders
    • And many other topics affecting small businesses across the country
    As a guest of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce you’re eligible for a 50% discount off your ticket price; use code SBSNation when you register. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to sbseries@uschamber.com with any questions.

    On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I hope you’re able to participate.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    2018 Small Business Summit

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    Welcome Reception: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    Summit Programming: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Dream Big Awards Gala: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20062

    Register online. Use code SBSNation for 50% off your ticket price.

    Sample of Confirmed Speakers
    • Funlayo Alabi, CEO, Shea Radiance
    • Jasmine Crowe, CEO, Goodr
    • Jay Kaplan, President, Synack
    • Antoinette Lafayette, Owner, Pink Frosting Cupcakes
    • Gene Marks, Columnist, Author, and Small Business Owner
    • Clay McDaniel, COO, Ripl
    • Spike Mendelsohn, Chef and Restaurateur
    • Jessica Moser, Senior Vice President, Small Business Solutions, Group Sales, U.S. Region, MetLife
    • Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO, Learnvest.com

    Questions? Please contact the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Team at sbseries@uschamber.com.

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